Operation Recognition

OBSERVER Photo by Nicole Gugino

George A. Burnett (right) was recently presented with his high school diploma by Brocton School Board President Doug Walter as part of the New York State Operation Recognition Act. Burnett was enlisted in the U.S. Marines in January 1970 and volunteered for deployment to Vietnam two times. He married his wife, Carolyn, in 1970. Burnett was later transferred to the Naval Weapons Station. He was discharged in 1972 and moved with his family to Chicago, Ill. Burnett’s family attended the board meeting to see him receive his diploma.